I have been wanting to write this for a while and just haven't made myself sit down to do it. Part of it being avoidance in realizing that we still don't have an adoption update to give and part of it being making the time. I wanted to share with you all about a blog i came across while following a facebook group. it has been awesome to see the fingerprints of God on our adoption journey, usually when i need them most...funny how God works that way:)!
I was directed to this families company for t-shirts. in wanting to find out more about them I clicked on their blog to find out their adoption journey. Wow, it humbled me. Just when I was thinking "poor us, why are we having to wait so long when all we want to do is welcome into our hearts, arms and lives a little girl who needs a home and a family, i read their journey. http://www.teeswithapurpose.com/blog - wow, what a journey. As is says in Jer. 29:11 "for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will hear you." I know that our journey was laid out from before the beginning of time. That God has led us down the path we are on at this moment in time.
The other thing that seems to be helping to get me through this journey is finding out that we shouldn't even have a number in line. How crazy does that seem since our paperwork has now been in country for 13 months? well, that is what we have been told. we were accepted back in June by "slipping through the cracks". Do I believe that statement? No way, I believe that God pushed us through those cracks. For those of you that are reading this and don't have your number yet, I don't mean it to sound like God didn't push yours as well. what I do mean is that we are where we are because our daughter will be ready at the same time our paperwork will be ready. For whatever reason, she is not ready to come home, either she is not born yet, she hasn't been abandoned yet or her paperwork has not cleared or even many other reasons. Please be in prayer for our daughter as well as the many other families and their children as we continue to wait on word for our children to be ready . Please also be praying for the workers as they try to do all the work they have to do down there in caring for the children and doing all the work that goes into the paperwork to prepare children for families.